Kid Koala

February 10, 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Starlite Room
10030 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0V6
Kid Koala x Lealani

Hybrid Party set! Half DJ set, Half turntable, guitar, drum machine mayhem! Kid Koala x Lealani. Kid Koala on turntables. Lealani on vocals, guitar and mpc. This Will ROCK

Who is Kid Koala? Kid Koala was born Eric San in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1974. Classically trained on the piano, San instead put his fingers to work on a pair of Technics 1200s starting in the late ’80s. He was a college pub DJ and bedroom turntable manipulator for nearly a decade before landing a recording deal with U.K. experimental hip-hop duo Coldcut ‘s Ninja Tune imprint in 1997. San’s eclectic approach to sound collage is actually closer to the latter’s far-flung beat experiments than the old-school New York and L.A. references that most often form the canon of the scratch DJ’s art. It’s also a circle-closer of sorts: San’s nascent mixing aesthetic was influenced early on by classic Coldcut records such as “(Hey Kids) What Time Is It?” and their “7 Minutes of Madness” massacre of Eric B. & Rakim ‘s “Paid in Full.”

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